The 28th European Kendo Championship has kicked off a few minutes ago in Budapest !!!
We would like to wish the members of our national team to be successful in their games and especially in Renma Dojo’s own sensei Nikos Nicolouzos. !!!
The championship will be broadcast live from the European Kendo Federations channel:
Friends of Renma dojo we would like to wish you all a Happy Easter.
Training sessions in all three groups will begin as normal on Thursday 20 April.
RenMa Dojo participated with 8 athletes and won several successes in this year’s 11th Thessaloniki Kendo Cup which was held in Kolindros under the auspices of Atrapos Club. Our athletes participated in men and women categories Dan & Kyu, the team category and the children category (in which we won a medal for the first time in our history).
The distinctions of our athletes in detail:
KYU Individual Category:
- Linos Lytras – 1st place
- Iraklis Boubourakas – 3rd place
- Nikos Lekkas – 3rd place
Helen Boumpouraka – 3rd place
The results we achieved in the championship have once again vindicated our hard efforts. We had a great time both inside and outside the shiaijo!!!
We would like to thank the Atrapos Club for organizing the event as well as the teachers Paul Budden, Michel Guentleur, Inoue Yoshinori, Kazuyo Matsuda, Alexandar Arabadjiyski, Ferenc Kovacs who came from abroad to teach at the seminar and to referee.
Finally we would to congratulate our three new first Dan’s Lytras Linos,Boumpourakas Hercules and Maroulis Gregory for achieving their first Dan rank.
Congratulations to all our athletes for their participation .It was an unforgettable experience!
Kendo is a very physically demanding sport and in the minds of most it seems to be more suitable to the male physique. Contrary to widespread belief Kendo is enjoyed as a unisex activity.
When Swords Cross False ideas Die
In a series of articles researcher Rita Dekšnytė presents the reasons for the Kendo is among the sports with equally high participation of men and women (pay special attention to the article: In Search of a Truly Gender-neutral Sport: The Case of Kendo)
For those who maintain doubts we refer you to the video of the women’s division final match of the 16th world kendo championship between Japan and Korea:
See also the interview on Women’s Kendo by Kazuyo Matsuda sensei (7th Dan Kendo Renshi):
Finally for the movie goers among you we suggest the file Bushido 16
To celebrate International Women’s Day the female students of Renma will participate in a special ‘gift’ workout: 10 minutes kakari geiko and 50 haya suburi.
LadIes please be present and do your best.
[Josei sama gambate kudasai !!!]
This year the Greek National Kendo Team more dynamic than ever, is preparing fot All-European Kendo Championships to be held in Budapest on 12-14 May. Our athletes, as usual, have to cover all the expenses for transportation, accommodation and equipment costs from their own funds.
What can we do to support our athletes? We can send a small or large amount of money through the Generosity platform to support the team that will represent us.
Support the Greek National Kendo Team:
RenMA Dojo is preparing for the Yearly Kendo Meet 2017 which will be held from 17th to the 19th February 2017 in Athens. We hope that all Kenshi will attend.
For more information checkout the event facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/668614813318827/
Empty Mind Films, a world renown film studio specializing in martial arts documentaries has published a comprehensive introduction dealing with the mental,spiritual and physical aspects of the art.
The documentary can be purchased through the Empty Mind Films official site
Please watch the trailer for the documentary below.
Our Dojo gave a small presentationfor the website of CNN.gr.
We would like to thank ms. Katerina Agrimanaki for the inviation.
The Japanese embassy is organizing a presentation/introductory Kendo lesson by the university of Tsukuba professor and world champion mr. Kunihide Koda with the help of Renma Dojo. We would like to thank the embassy for inviting us to this great event.
«Let’s KEN Do!» Εισαγωγικό μάθημα στο KENDO (ιαπωνική ξιφασκία)